The Sustainable Futures ReportAuthor: Anthony Day
19 Oct 2018

The Sustainable Futures Report

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Anthony Day and guests making sense of sustainability

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    Wintry Outlook

    The big story this week is the IPCC report. Yes, I know it came out two weeks ago but there was an awful lot to read. One of the recommendations is the use of carbon capture and storage and this week we have an interview with Prof Jon Gluyas of Durham University who is an expert in this field.

    In this episode I also comment on a number of the government's green policies, I talk about energy, I look into a smart sewer and I can tell you where to park your car for the price of a few plastic bottles


  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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    Plastic

    This week's episode is all about plastic.


  • Posted on 12 Oct 2018

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    Feedback

     I've had more feedback than ever this week as you'll hear. Also in this week’s episode: climate failures and climate lies, a big price for small reactors, don't paint the town red – paint it green, and how should we keep it warm? News from Smart Cities World, from the IPCC and a follow-up on some of the issues covered last time.


  • Posted on 05 Oct 2018

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    How Smart is your Smart Meter?

    This week I'll tell you about my PhD research into smart meters and why I’m not doing it any more. I did learn quite a lot as I shall explain later. OPEC tells us that they expect oil production to rise dramatically in the next five years, so if that's true I presume we can kiss goodbye to the Paris agreement. Why not avoid oil and buy an electric car? We ordered one last week. Unlike other electric car owners we won't be taking it to the Middle East. Why would we? Listen on and you’ll find out. The answer to heating British homes and indeed homes in other countries could lie in the coal mines. But it has nothing to do with coal. First of all though, let's talk about sustainability and survival. Specifically about the survival of food plants on earth...


  • Posted on 28 Sep 2018

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    Coming Round

    This week I review an important book on the circular economy, there is energy news on nuclear, gas and coal, the BBC fesses up, Saturn may have rings but Carlsberg is getting rid of them, extreme weather is still battering many parts of the world and can Walmart afford sustainability?


  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018

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